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Posted by: Ian | 2011/03/31

Clinical Depression

Im always tired even though i sleep alot, i get so angry at the smallest stuff i feel worthless and i feel like i have no meaning, i have checked these symptoms and they are symptoms of clinal depression, Am I depressed??? Or is it something else or where can i go and make sure of that???

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Hallo Ian
You are right, these are typical symptoms of depression. Depression is often caused by a an imbalance of hormones in the brain. It is best to see a psychiatrist as these can't be tested with blood tests, so they use rating scales to determine whether there is a problem. If so, you will get a prescription for medication to correct the hormonel levels. You may also need psychotherapy if the doctor thinks that it was triggered by e.g. a traumatic event.
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Posted by: Maria | 2011/03/31

You could start with your gp, who should be able to refer you to a psychologist and/or psychiatrist for therapy and treatment. From personal experience I know how extremely difficult it is to go and tell someone that you feel this way, you are worried they might think you are just overreacting and you keep second guessing yourself. Just go. Doctor''s deal with depression all the time, it is really not a rare disease. Get yourself the help you need, life can get a whole lot better. Take care.

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2011/03/31

Hallo Ian
You are right, these are typical symptoms of depression. Depression is often caused by a an imbalance of hormones in the brain. It is best to see a psychiatrist as these can't be tested with blood tests, so they use rating scales to determine whether there is a problem. If so, you will get a prescription for medication to correct the hormonel levels. You may also need psychotherapy if the doctor thinks that it was triggered by e.g. a traumatic event.
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